The second stop on Wilson and I’s cruise to Mexico was Progresso. Progresso is a port city on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula; it is really only common to go there on a cruise ship, because they can dock easily on its long pier. Also, the city is a gateway to the inland Mayan archaeological sites of Chichén Itzá, Uxmal and Dzibilchaltún.
TRAVEL TIP: When traveling to Progresso, Mexico on a cruise ship, make sure you have an excursion-everything requires a drive inland, really nothing (except duty-free shops) are beside the port itself.
Our Progresso, Mexico Highlights:
-Our visit to the Chichén Itzá. The main reason I chose this cruise to go on, compared to others, was because of this famous archeological site-it is actually one of the Seven Wonders of The World. This site is a massive step-pyramid built by the Ancient Mayan people.
From the port, the drive was two and a half hours on a Mexican tour bus; however, our guide was awesome! Instead of the ride really feeling like almost three hours, he gave us background about the Ancient Mayan people. When we got there, we got to go up close to the main pyramid; but, there are also so many other ancient ruins on the site-like an old Mayan ball court, where they practiced human sacrifice (I did not think I would ever write “human sacrifice” on a wedding blog lol).
-The Mexican buffet. After our day trip to the Mayan ruins, our tour group went to a Mexican buffet. Ok friends, the Mexican food here does not cut it for me anymore!